Tropaeolum minus
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Tropaeolum minus

dwarf nasturtium

  family tropaeolaceae 
  genus tropaeolum 

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Genus  Tropaeolum Species  minus Variety  Cultivar  Common names  dwarf nasturtium Family  TROPAEOLACEAE Specimen number  S12053 Data source  UnVeg p253
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Annual Life span  1 year Annual cycle  Not applicable Stature  Vine Growth form  Not applicable Growth habit  Various Overall height    Overall spread   
Sunshine  Full sun Water    Optimal soil texture  Soil texture 29 Acceptable soil pH  Neutral USDA hardiness  Not classified AHS heat zones  Not classified Sunset climate zones  Not classified
Suitable for gardens  no Nursery  Unknown Compost  no Size at acquisition  Unknown Garden location  Unknown Garden notes  Full sun is best for growing Tropaeolum minus.
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  no Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  no Insect resistant  no Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses    Symbiosis  Attracts butterflies  no Attracts hummingbirds  no Autumn foliage  no Colorful berries  no Desirable qualities    Other interest    Other interest color  Other interest period   
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Poisonous indications  Internal poison  no Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  no Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen    Hay fever season    Adverse qualities   
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  Medicinal parts  Has medicinal uses  no Do not self-administer  no Do no use if pregnant  no Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  Medicinal notes  The flowers of this plant as well as the leaves and the seeds are all edible. Its nutritional value includes vitamin C. Tropaeolum minus is most often used pickled or fresh.
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  Fragrance parts  Fragrance intensity    Fragrance category    Dye parts  Dye color 
Propagule  Seed Pollination method    Planting style  Sprawling Crop spacing  4' Row spacing  4' Cold frame  Planting period  Apr 01 - Apr 30 Harvesting period    Frost tolerance  Tender Heat requirement  Warm Fertilizer  No fertilizer Time to harvest  flowers--midsummer, seeds--early fall
Is edible  yes Culinary uses  Fresh   Pickled Nutritional value  Vitamin C Edible parts  Flowers   Leaves   Seeds Description of edible parts Flavor / texture  has flowers that are hot and peppery, leaves that are similar to watercress and seeds that can be made into caper-like pickles
Horticulture notes  The best month for planting is April. Typical crop spacing is 4'. Provide 4' spacing between rows. It requires warm days for good production. Harvesting: flowers--midsummer, seeds--early fall. Tropaeolum minus is typically propagated by seed.
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes  Tropaeolum minus has an annual life cycle.

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Last reviewed November 01, 2004   


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